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Andrew Seaman
Bio (click to expand) Andrew is a medical journalist for Reuters Health in New York. Before coming to Reuters Health, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow at Reuters’s Washington, D.C. bureau, where he covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

In 2011, Andrew graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied investigative journalism as a Stabile Fellow and was named “Student of the Year.” Andrew also graduated with his B.A. from Wilkes University in 2011.

He’s won numerous awards throughout his short career, including being named a 2010 Tom Bigler Scholar for ethical standards in journalism, the 2009 Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, the 2009 and the Arthur H. Barlow National Student Journalist of the Year Award.


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2001 Mark of Excellence
Region 12 Winners/Finalists

Newspapers | Magazines | Photography | Radio | Television | Online


Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: The Arkansas Traveler editorial board, University of Arkansas
— Second Place: The Daily Mississippian editorial board, University of Mississippi
— Third Place: Matthew Morris, Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Editorial Cartooning
No awards given

General Column Writing
Winner: Chad Lawson, Harding University
— Second Place: Leo Carmody, University of Mississippi
— Third Place: Scott Shackelford, University of Arkansas

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Bert Sanders, University of Arkansas
— Second Place: Larry Holder, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: Dan Taylor, University of Arkansas

Spot News Reporting
Winner: Deidra Lemons, Louisiana Tech University
— Second Place: Emery Carrington and Laura Houston, University of Mississippi
— Third Place: Arkansas Traveler staff,

General News Reporting
Winner: Elizabeth Yoste, University of Mississippi
— Second Place (tie): Denise Malan, University of Arkansas
— Second Place (tie): Heidi Cenac, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: Faith Karimi, Grambling State University

Newspaper In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Elizabeth McFadyen-Ketchum, Middle Tennessee State University
— Second Place: Kevin Brown, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: Denise Malan, University of Arkansas

Newspaper Feature Writing
Winner: Elizabeth Yoste, University of Mississippi
— Second Place: Rebecca Worster, University of Arkansas
— Third Place: Diette Courege, Louisiana State University

Sports Writing
Winner: Kyle Veazey, University of Mississippi
— Second Place: Shawn Chollette, Louisiana Tech University
— Third Place: Dan Taylor, University of Arkansas

Newspaper Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi

Best Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published 2 to 4 times per week)
Winner: The Reveille, Louisiana State University
— Second Place: The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
— Third Place: The Herald, Arkansas State University

Best Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice per week)
Winner: The Maroon, Loyola University — New Orleans
— Second Place: The Tech Talk, Louisiana Tech University
— Third Place: The Bison, Harding University

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Magazines

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
Winner: Damian Foley, Louisiana State University
— Second Place: Brittain Quibodeaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
— Third Place: Meagan Patout, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Best Student Magazine published once a year
Winner: Exposure Literary Arts Magazine, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Best All-Around Magazine
Winner: Vérité, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
— Second Place: Legacy, Lousiana State University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Sumerset Bivens, Louisiana State University
— Second Place: Nathan J. Latil, University of Mississippi
— Third Place: Kevin Brown, Louisiana State University

General News Photography
Winner: David Yerby, University of Arkansas
— Second Place: Sean Gardner, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: Nathan J. Latil, University of Mississippi

Feature Photography
Winner: Nathan J. Latil, University of Mississippi
— Second Place: David Yerby, University of Arkansas

Photo Illustration
Winner: Kevin Brown, Louisiana State University
— Second Place: Lindsey diBlieux and Jennifer Wilson, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: Andy Sills, University of Arkansas

Sports Photography
Winner: Paul Kauk, Louisiana State University
— Second Place: Paul Kauk, Louisiana State University
— Third Place: Ricardo Brazziell, Grambling State University

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Radio

Radio Spot News
No award given.

Radio Feature
No award given.

In-Depth Reporting
No award given.

Sports Reporting
No award given.

Daily Newscast
No award given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Leahbeth Alford, University of Mississippi

Television General News Reporting
No awards given

Television Feature
Winner: J.D. Schupp, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
— Second Place: Michael Lee Ponton, University of Mississippi

Television In-Depth Reporting
No awards given

Television Sports Reporting
No awards given

Television News Photography
No awards given

Television Feature Photography
No awards given

Television Sports Photography
Winner: David Hotard, University of Mississippi

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given

Television Non-Daily Newscast
Winner: "Arkansas on Campus", University of Arkansas
— Second Place: "Campus Crossfire", University of Arkansas

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
No awards given

Online General News Reporting
No awards given

Online Feature Reporting
No awards given

Online In-Depth Reporting
No awards given

Online Sports Reporting
No awards given

Online Opinion and Commentary
No award given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
No awards given

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
No awards given

Best All-Around Online Student Broadcast Station
No award given.

Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
No awards given

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